Today we are glad to share another client’s success story. It was sent to us by Qinghua Chen, an English teacher from China who just discovered how iSpring Suite can facilitate both in-class and online learning for his students. Happy reading!
My name is Qinghua Chen. I teach English at Beijing 21st Century High school in China. Recently, when I was searching solutions on putting contents on my moodle site, Damienglish.com, I came across a post in teacher’s forum, strongly recommending iSpring products. I visited the website of iSpring, downloaded a trial version of the product, and I can’t tell how excited I was when using the product for the first time. I just felt all my previous troubles and embarrasement I had with PPTs were in the past, with the installation of this amazing product on my computer.
iSpring offers a comprehensive set of tools for e-Learning authoring – from freeware to all-in-one solutions. iSpring software allows creating SCORM-compliant e-Learning courses ready for LMS’s directly from PowerPoint.
Last week The Saba Global Summit 2013 took place in San Francisco. This year’s event was entitled “People 2013” and it focused on practical solutions for social learning in the corporate environment.
iSpring was the Gold Sponsor of the event and we thoroughly enjoyed everything from the excellent organization of the event to the amazingly welcoming atmosphere.
The Summit united professionals from all areas of business. Many of them had heard about iSpring and were curious to know more. Judging by the interest in iSpring that we witnessed at the Summit, it seems as though the team of iSpring users will continue to grow!
At the Summit, iSpring introduced iSpring Pro 7 – the brand new authoring tool for the creation of e-Learning content with a focus on mobile platforms. Like all iSpring’s e-Learning authoring solutions, iSpring Pro 7 features excellent support of the Saba LMS.
Did any of you make it to the Summit? Write us and let us know what your experience was!
Today we’re posting another success story, sent to iSpring by Dustin Bauman of iApproach. Thank you for sharing this with us, Dustin! We promise we will continue to provide you and all our customers with even better solutions so everyone can have a success story!
iApproach provides eLearning development, LMS implementation, PowerPoint/iSpring/Camtasia/Captivate/video and audio training and conversion services. After working with all the top products on the market, I can say that you should not be without iSpring Suite. After years of testing the top products, Articulate (Presenter and Storyline), Adobe Captivate, Lectora and others, iSpring is the most reliable, versatile and most powerful tools that truly convert all PowerPoint features, including triggers. Additionally, iSpring works and reports correctly with every LMS I have tested it with. This is extremely important as I have personally implemented more than five different LMS systems for various companies and have tested all products with more a dozen LMS systems on the market, iSpring being the only (fact) product that reported course status correctly.
What makes iSpring so great? Well, first of all, the product converts all (almost) PowerPoint features (PowerPoint is more powerful than people give it credit for) including triggers (which is why Storyline introduced triggers). Supporting triggers allows you to create menus, hotspot images with popup text and many more features in your courses. Second, conversions are fast. Working with slide decks in excess of 100 slides and over an hour of audio and video is a real challenge for other tools to convert or publish. Third, large organizations that I have worked with, initially had issues reaching all of their users due to bandwidth constrictions.
iApproachThe way iSpring publishes its files is very efficient and works in the low bandwidth scenarios, because it chunks out the published files, meaning, it utilizes both Progressive and streaming technologies to reach the customer. I have done extensive testing in this area and documented results, example: Captivate only uses progressive, while it would take over an hour for a developed course to play (if it played at all), the same course (re-developed and published with iSpring suite) took less than 30 seconds to launch and played the entire course, with video. Lastly, working with your reporting system/LMS (SCORM) is a critical piece. I have worked in environments with very strict auditing requirements (FDA, ISO, etc.) and the ability to provide proper documentation and SCORM results is critical for training records. Through the years, iSpring has been the only consistent development tool, (the only one).
Is iSpring the only tool? No, I still use the other tools and have a lot of tools in the toolbox. I use Camtasia for screen/video recording, Captivate for interactions (show me, try me), PavTube for video/audio conversion and compression, Levelator, FlipPDF and others, but, it all gets published with iSpring. If you follow the company and the product, you will see that they continue (they are always working to make the product better) to move the product forward, quiz integration and capabilities continue to get stronger and offer more features, Kinetics, player customization and audio management.
On a final note, iSpring (the company), are one of the only companies that I have worked with that truly listen to the customer. Whether you are working with support (Mikhail, Tanya, Natalie and others) or if you are connected with Yury or Slava, they truly give you the time of day and solicit feedback to keep moving the product forward.
I highly recommend iSpring, as a product, as a company and as a team. Keep up the great work, you and your team are sincerely appreciated.
It’s always pleasant when your effort is acknowledged. This month we got it twice.
First, the iSpring team was called “the most personable” at the ASTD TechKnowledge’13. All TechKnowledge attendees were given leaflets to vote for the booth where staff was the most personable. Winning this contest came in as a nice surprise to the iSpring team, and it added to the thrill of communicating with our visitors!
Another thing to share is that Craig Weiss called us a “cool site” in his recent blog post. Craig named the common mistakes of some web sites “whose design looks like it came from 1995 when Netscape ruled the land”. In his examples of cool sites, only two web sites of authoring tools were named, one of which was iSpring.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make these things happen.
Here’s to a future filled with even more achievements!
Today we have Rick Zanotti of Relate Corp talking about his experience of using iSpring for developing eLearning and marketing multimedia. Rick’s main idea is that iSpring provides “a great PowerPoint to HTML5 and Flash authoring environment.”
iSpring has been repeatedly called “the best engineered software” and obviously Rick Zanotti agrees. As he says in the video, “iSpring’s code runs very fast and it’s not buggy”, unlike other eLearning tools that may have a lot of bugs.
Check out the video to find out all the other reasons!
This year’s ASTD TechKnowledge conference was very exciting and useful for the iSpring Team. We had a really great time talking to our new customers, as well as all iSpring’s old friends!
Below are some pictures of conference attendees and the team. Enjoy!
As usual, we brought many Russian souvenirs, including delicious dark chocolates and our traditional branded nesting dolls. It was just amazing to see the smiles on our clients’ faces!
This year, we introduced our new iSpring Pro 7.0 that generates HTML5 presentations and courses for mobile devices and iPads. That’s why we raffled off an iPad and several iSpring licenses, eligible for the free upgrade to iSpring Pro 7.0. Our congrats to Mike Filla, the winner of the iPad!
iSpring CEO, Yury Uskov also spoke on PowerPoint triggers, animations and hyperlinks for building interactive eLearning. Here’s Yury speaking on the session.
Thanks again to everyone who came by our booth! See you next year!
Are you asking yourself how to choose an eLearning authoring tool that will meet all your requirements? Ask the professionals to help you decide.
Meet Mark Simon, an eLearning professional with over 20 years of training experience and a long-time iSpring fan. In his video testimonial, Marks talks about his experience of working with iSpring. Let’s watch!
At iSpring, we receive numerous success stories from our customers. Such stories are the best incentive to move forward and keep making iSpring even better! Today we got a letter from PPTstudios.nl and since it’s almost St. Valentine’s, we’d like to share the love.
PPTstudios.nl is a Dutch company that is completely specialized in producing professional PowerPoint presentations. We work for some of the biggest companies in the Netherlands like Vodafone, Sony, Rabobank, and also for many professional speakers.
Since we started in the PowerPoint business, we learned that we can deliver a lot of products with just PowerPoint. We now built intelligent templates, so our customers can produce professional PowerPoints on their own, and we go even further. What a lot of people don’t know, is that it is even possible to create complex 3D-animations within PowerPoint. And the best thing about it is, that our clients can easily adjust some small details on their own, since everyone has PowerPoint on their computers nowadays. They also can easily copy these animations very simple to their new presentations.
iSpring Converter is something we started to use about six months ago, and it opened a lot of doors for us. We were looking for a good PPT-to-HTML5 converter at that time, but couldn’t find anything that matched our demands that were above average. A lot of converters out there just didn’t deliver the quality we wanted. The main reason was that we also produce a lot of interactive presentations, but none of the converters was able to convert and keep all the hyperlinks working. iSpring was the first that did it perfectly and even kept all our complex animations working. The software is really ease to use, delivers excellent results and gives us endless possibilities, even though we’re advanced PowerPoint-users.
Thanks to iSpring, we added a lot of new products to our services. Now a lot of our clients can add our products to their websites.
Some other examples:
- PowerPoint presentations on iPad and Samsung tablets.
- Digital magazines.
- Online interactive presentations.
- Online animations.
One of the most helpful things that iSpring did for us was helping us to get our corporate presentation online. Since we’re not the average PowerPoint-users, we sometimes have questions that aren’t so easy to answer. But every time we have questions like these,
they rapidly respond and do their best to help us. So not even the software, but also the service aspect of iSpring is great.
We highly recommend iSpring as a HTML and Flash converter. The software really is the best out there. That’s why we really hope iSpring keeps evaluating and coming up with new solutions that we can offer to our clients.